Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stop Motion Animation

I'm a big fan of stop motion animation and thought I'd share a few resources with you that you might find useful as you muck around with different movie-making techniques.

Stop Motion Central
is a good starting place, because it provides a place to watch stop motion animations along with how-to tutorials.

Animate Clay is a useful portal for learning more about creating our own claymations.

Different types of animations you can explore include claymation (the ADP Center on the ground floor of University Hall has claymation kits you can borrow), sand animation (and you must watch this), Legomation, line/2D animation, and doll and figure animation, just to name a few.

Here's a fab Lego animation made by a group of Masters of Education students Colin Lankshear and I worked with in Newfoundland over this past summer. And a wonderful sand animation done by another group within this same class.


  1. I am a huge fan of Stop motion animation. Anyone who grew up in the 70"s is, I'm sure of it. Also I have the chance to experience it with my children and they love it as well. I could remember Gumby, and Sesame Street (with sand Art) like it was yesterday. I can also see some of my students enjoy doing a project with this information. There is so much that can be done that would encompass literacy. You can have students create a story board. Allow them to creat stop animation using these weblink and follow it up with a great paper explaining the experience , process, feelings and script for their story the possibilities are incredible. I wish they had this stuff when I was running around dressed up like Princes Lea from Star Wars trying to fly the MiLlenium Falcon

  2. Among All I like sand Animation too much.. Awesome Video!! Does anyone have any information about Education centers for Sand Animation in US?